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5m workers threaten to take to the streets to protest ratification of Job Creation Law


Jakarta, IO – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) rejected the ratification of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law 2/2022 on Job Creation by the Parliament.

It even issued a threat to launch national strike by its 5 million members. They view the law as going against the interests of workers, reported Okezone, Wednesday (22/3).

“We will stop production for 5 days,” declared KSPI chairman Said Iqbal.

Iqbal also said that protests attended by thousands of workers will be held every Tuesday outside the parliament compound. He said KSPI will collect 1 million signatures from its members to show their rejections of the law.

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“We will submit the petition to the President and the House leadership,” said Said Iqbal.

The House officially passed the law on Tuesday (21/3). Two political parties — PKS and the Democratic Party — expressed their rejection by walking out of the chamber. (un)


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